Disney World honors ‘class of ‘71’ ahead of 50th anniversary

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — With its historic 50th anniversary celebrations just days away, Walt Disney World recently honored the cast members who began their Disney careers at the very beginning of it all — in 1971.

“Their contributions over the past 50 years mark a true dedication to creating magic for our guests and inspiring their fellow cast members who have had the honor of working alongside them,” Disney said in a blog post.


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Disney’s “Class of 1971″ cast members came together last week ahead of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, which begins Friday.

Each cast member received a special keepsake o their new 50th anniversary “EARidescent” nametag and service pin that marks 50 years of continued service at Walt Disney World.

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The cast members were also gifted exclusive embroidered Mickey Mouse ears from the new Walt Disney World 50th anniversary Vault Collection.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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